Tell us something about yourself:
I’m a Grade 10 student in Gurveer’s advisory. I am very passionate in the field of art - the best kind of art experiences are multimedia, where visual art, sound and dance are drawn together. I also love track and field, my main event is hurdles. I try to stay as active as I can.
What’s your project?
I have two School Based Projects at the moment. My first is a a Black History project, where I want to shed more light on this topic and some historical black figures, such as Viola Desmond, Alvin Ailey, and Nelson Mandela. I have noticed that learning about this topic and these people has been lacking in my educational experience to date. My second project is based around the knee. Here I focus on what injuries it can have, such as sprains, breaks, factures and diseases. This is an issue that ails me personally, because I have had many injuries to my own knees.
Where’s your LTI?
I also have two LTI’s. My first internship is at Studio Central where my mentors name is Marissa. Studio Central provides a safe space for community members to express themselves artistically and I help them in this expression. I also host workshops called CT’s (creative technique) where I teach how to watercolor, drawing with pencil, chalk pastels, oil pastels, and much more. My second internship is at Studio 393. I help out with ASL (After School Leaders) program. Currently we are learning how to create podcasts and interviews which air on UMFM (the University of Manitoba’s Radio Station) 101.5, Wednesdays at 11pm.
How have you grown this year?
The advisory I'm in this year is really helping me grow, there is a great atmosphere that is really pushing me to be more responsible. I’m getting out of the mindspace that handing in work late is OK. My peers really push me, which helps motivate me to stay on task, and supports me when I want to go deeper in my learning.
What are your goals?
My personal goal is to take care of my health more. I’ve been getting sick lately, which means that work has built up. What I have decided is that I need to put self-care first, rather than trying to work through illness. I also want to learn how to play the guitar. I’ve played the euphonium since Grade 6, but now I want to switch things up and guitar seems like a good fit for me.